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URGENT ¥¥¥ Jack Lew confirmed as new US Treasury secretary

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President Barack Obama's former chief of staff Jack Lew was confirmed Wednesday as the next US Treasury secretary, as he readied for a potentially key role in crucial budget negotiations.

A comfortable majority in the US Senate voted to confirm Lew, a former White House budget director and Wall Street executive, providing Obama with a second new cabinet appointment approval in as many days.

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